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Six New Project Management Research Interns

 

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Graduate students at three universities begin research internships with PM World Library

8 June 2017 – Almaty, Dallas, Milan, Rome – PM World has announced that six new university graduate students have recently begun research internships through the PM World Library. The students are currently studying in Italy and in Kazakhstan and include the following:

Domenico Moccia, currently pursuing his Master’s degree in Marketing Management at Bocconi University in Milan, Italy, began his internship in late April 2017. Domenico holds a Bachelor’s of Science degree in Business Economics. To learn more about Domenico and to follow his research, visit http://pmworldlibrary.net/domenico-moccia/

Aizhan Aliakbarova is currently pursuing her Master of Science degree in Project Management and Supply Chain at Kazakh-British Technical University in Almaty, Kazakhstan. Aizhan holds a Bachelor’s in Philology and advanced program in Finance. She began her internship in early May 2017. To learn more about Aizhan and to follow her research, visit http://pmworldlibrary.net/aizhan-aliakbarova/

Venkata Srikanth Varma Datla, currently pursuing his Master’s degree in Computer Science at the Sapienza University of Rome (The State University of Rome) in Rome, Lazio, Italy, began his internship in late May 2017. Venkata holds a Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science and has completed a three year university level certification program in Computer Science. To learn more about Srikanth and to follow his research, visit http://pmworldlibrary.net/venkata-srikanth-varma-datla/

Faith Onwunalu, currently pursuing her Master’s degree in Computer Science at the Sapienza University in Rome, Lazio, ITALY, already holds a Higher National Diploma in Computer Science from Delta State Polytechnic, Ozoro, Nigeria. She began her internship in late May 2017. To learn more about Faith and to follow her research, visit http://pmworldlibrary.net/faith-onwunalu/

Livinus O. Nweke is currently pursuing his Master’s degree in Computer Science at Sapienza University of Rome, Italy and a MicroMasters in Cybersecurity at EDx/RITx. Livinus holds a BS degree in Computer Science from University of the People, Pasadena, CA, USA and a Higher National Diploma in Electrical Electronics Engineering from Institute of Management and Technology, Enugu, Nigeria. He began his internship in late May 2017. To learn more about Livinus and to follow his research, visit http://pmworldlibrary.net/livinus-nweke/

Vishwanath Prasad Guduguntla is currently pursuing his Master’s degree in Computer Science at Sapienza University (The State University of Rome) In Italy. Vishwanath, who already holds a Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, began his internship in early June. To learn more about Vishwanath and to follow his research, visit is intern page at http://pmworldlibrary.net/vishwanath-guduguntla/

According to PM World Library Director David Pells, “We welcome these dynamic graduate students to our research internship program. Each student was referred to us by a sponsoring professor; they already understand the likelihood of encountering project work during their careers and the need for more project management knowledge. I think they will gain some useful information during their internships.”

PM World offers virtual project management research internships to university students worldwide who are studying project management at recognized universities.  Internships offer students an opportunity to research specific program/project management topics, network with other interns, gain significant visibility and contribute to PM World’s dual missions of knowledge sharing and continuous learning related to program and project management around the world. Interns also receive five years of free PMWL membership. To see participating university interns, go to http://pmworldlibrary.net/university-interns/

The PM World Library (PMWL) is a global resource for continuous learning in programme and project management. The PMWL is grown and maintained by PM World, which also produced the monthly PM World Journal (PMWJ), a global resource for sharing knowledge related to portfolio, program and project management (P/PM). To see the latest edition of the PMWJ, go to http://www.pmworldjournal.net/. To learn more, visit http://www.pmworldlibrary.net/. Follow the PMWL on Facebook, LinkedIn or @pmworldlibrary.

 

 

Participants needed for Survey on Project Management Software

 

P/PM RESEARCH NEWS

17 May 2017 – Palermo, Italy – PM World has received a request from a managerial engineer who is working on an experimental thesis to achieve a master’s degree at the University of Palermo (Italy) as part of project management. His study is related to the classification of project management software.

The study will end in the next two months, and it aims to evaluate project management software. To do this, a decision-making method will be applied to classify the major software on the market. The classification will be based on how each software tool addresses the features identified. The objective of the survey is to determine the weights for these functions (in order to determine which are most important for project management software).

For any further clarification, please contact Massimo Castiglione at castiglione.massimo@yahoo.it

Access the survey at https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLScCdB_FPvunV0DLvEdbEf4AkAUkRl2nmSpMNkFlj7QgJYxYNA/viewform?usp=sf_link

 

 

Participants needed for Research Survey on Project Success Factors

 

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9 April 2017- Madrid, Spain – Project managers worldwide are invited to help with research related to project success factors.  The research is in support of a PhD thesis at MONDRAGON UNIVERSITY in Spain being undertaken by well-known project management professional leader Alfonso Bucero.

The target audience for the research includes project managers, managers of project managers, project sponsors and functional managers, associated with various project types and sizes in all industries worldwide.  Participants are asked to complete a simple survey on an Excel spreadsheet, which should only take a few minutes.  Link to survey here.

Please return completed surveys to alfonso.bucero@abucero.com no later than 30 April 2017.

Background

Project success has been and still is a researched subject in literature. It is obvious that some projects are successful and other projects unexpectedly fail. When organizations are initiating and managing projects they are looking for project and organizational success, but even when extensive research has been done in the field of project management, organizations have invested a huge amount of money educating their professionals in project management, and professional project management practices have been implemented over last decade, a number of projects are still failing.

On the other hand, professionals and organizations can learn from failure, gaining better understanding and knowledge that may contribute to the success of future projects. Every organization is different and has a different environment but in this research the author wants to demonstrate that there are several factors that contribute most to project success.  After reading and reviewing project management literature, no general consensus has been reached on the factors that contribute to project success. This research will explore what are the right factors to create a better environment for project success.

Research Aims

The objectives of this research are:

  • To identify most common project success factors
  • To determine what factors contribute most to project success

For information about Mondragon University, visit http://www.mondragon.edu/en

For more information about the research, contact alfonso.bucero@abucero.com

 

 

Andrew Osayande in Nigeria completes research internship

 

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Project management student at the Federal University of Technology Akure completes research internship for PM World Library

23 February 2017 – Dallas, TX, USA and Akure, Ondo State, Nigeria – PM World has announced that Mr Andrew Shadrach Osayande has completed his project management research internship for the PM World Library (PMWL). Andrew began his internship in September 2016 and completed the program on January 9, 2017. See his intern profile and research results at http://pmworldjournal.net/andrew-shadrach-osayande/.

 Andrew Shadrach Osayande is currently pursuing his Bachelor’s degree in Project Management Technology at the Federal University of Technology, Akure (FUTA), Ondo State, Nigeria. Shadrach is an active member of the International Project Management Association Young Crew (IPMA YC Nigeria) and is currently the education and training officer of IPMA YC FUTA. During four years of his academic pursuit, Shadrach has held titles such as Judge of the FUTA Students’ Union (FUTASU). His primary subject of research interest is ICT project management.

The PMWL project management research program offers project management students the opportunity to conduct research and identify new resources for the library in exchange for recognition, visibility, five years of free access to the everything in the library, and introductions to others around the world. To learn more about this program and the dynamic students who are participating, go to http://pmworldjournal.net/university-interns/

According to David Pells, PMWL managing director, “Andrew did excellent work for us, identifying interesting and useful project management resources for the library. His identification of professional bodies in Nigeria was especially helpful, as well as his links to useful project management tools and solutions.”

Andrew stated, “The internship was interesting and useful for my studies. Finding good project management resources online helped reinforce some of the topics we studied in PM courses. I appreciated this opportunity and have recommended the library to some of my friends.”

Pells added, “Andrew delivered his final research results on 9 January, so we are a little late in recognizing his achievement. Nevertheless, we really appreciate his efforts and very useful research. We now wish him every success as he continues his studies and begins his project management career.”

In addition to visibility and credit for their contributions, interns receive a Certificate of Completion and Letter of Recommendation on successful completion. To learn more, go to http://pmworldlibrary.net/students/ and scroll down to internships. Interested students, professors or university representatives can contact director@pmworldlibrary.net.

In addition to the research internships, all students can receive two years of free PMWL membership. Go to http://pmworldlibrary.net/who-gets-free-basic-access/ or contact info@pmworldlibrary.net

The PM World Library (PMWL) is a global resource for continuous learning in programme and project management (P/PM). The PMWL is produced and maintained by PM World, Inc., which also publishes the monthly PM World Journal (PMWJ), a global platform for sharing P/PM knowledge. To see the latest edition of the PMWJ, go to http://www.pmworldjournal.net/. To learn more, visit http://www.pmworldlibrary.net/.

 

 

Call for Short Papers for 5th IPMA Research Conference in November

 

CALL FOR RESEARCH PAPERS

Research conference in Incheon, Korea on theme: “Project, Management and Success – do we need a wider understanding?

1 February 2017 – Zurich, Switzerland – The Research Board of the International Project Management Association (IPMA) has issued a call for short papers for the 5th IPMA Research Conference being held in Incheon, Korea during 2-3 November 2017. The theme for the conference is “Projects, Management and Success – do we need a wider understanding?”

The IPMA Research Conference was founded in 2013, and as a Think Tank it aims to bring researchers, experts, scholars and practitioners in project management together who share a common passion for their discipline. During the conference, they will discuss and exchange research ideas and achievements on the topic of projects and its management. The distinctive feature of this small in size conference is the intense dialogue between practitioners and academics which can neither be found at scientific or professional conferences.

The annual International Conference has been held in Germany, China, South Africa and Iceland since its beginning and aims to bring together experts from all countries worldwide to increase the mutual understanding of the global challenges of project managers in various environments and industries. The special spirit of the IPMA Research Conferences can be particularly felt in the World Café sessions where the participants can gain new insight perspectives for today´s challenges in project management.

5th IPMA Research Conference 2017

The theme of the 2017 IPMA Research Conference is “Projects, Management and Success – do we need a wider understanding?” Project management has continuously developed in the last decades like no other management discipline. But although the requirements towards project managers further developed, the definition of success in projects and in project management has remained stable during this time.

Project Management distinguishes between project success (measured against the overall objectives of the project, and a high level of satisfaction concerning the project outcome among the key stakeholders) and project management success (measured against the measures of performance as scope, time and budget).

However success has different meanings to the people as it is linked to culture and values. Success is perceived differently by different stakeholders, or in the different sciences: the macro-economic meaning of success differs from the micro-economic, success in sociology is perceived differently than in psychology, and an individual perceives success differently than a group, an organisation or a society.

The 5th IPMA Research Conference is an opportunity to examine if our understanding of successful projects and their management needs to be worked over. Projects are the means for delivering and implementing strategic beneficial change in organisations and societies. Is the current success definition broad enough to reflect this thinking? As most projects today are part of programs and portfolios, the definition of Project Management success is also to be reflected in a wider sense. Project management success can be considered from input and output oriented perspective, concerning the success criteria and success factors. Do the different stakeholder groups (e.g. the individual project manager, the project team members, the organisation and the whole society) have a different understanding of success?

The 4th IPMA Research Conference 2016 on “Project Management and Sustainability” showed that we need to define success in a more sustainable way to achieve a new way of thinking. Sustainability defined by the UN as “development which meets the needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs” forces us to re-think success, both for projects, project managers, organisations and societies. The scope of the 5th IPMA Research Conference 2017 is therefore to explore if the current definition of project and project management success sufficiently reflects the needs of future generations.

This call for short papers is meant to encourage a broad range of submissions. The authors are encouraged to reach beyond the usual boundaries of the project domain, and to embrace innovative approaches to defining and developing our understanding of projects and their management.

Subtopics

  • Sustainability and success
  • Ethics and success
  • Culture and success
  • Value/contribution to society and success
  • Others

Submission guidelines

Authors are invited to submit proposals for short presentations of their work in progress, new ideas or recent results. We encourage submissions from all areas related to project management. Short papers should be of no more than 500 words. Authors of accepted short papers will be expected to provide a full paper by May 31, 2017 and to present their ideas in a presentation at the Research Conference.

The short papers should be formatted according to APA/Harvard guidelines and include:

  • Title
  • Abstract (maximum of 200 words)
  • Short presentations of the content
  • References
  • Biographical details of the author

Please submit a pdf of your short paper by March 31, 2017 to: research@ipma.world

Notification of the outcome of the review process will be on April 19, 2017.

For further information please contact: research@ipma.world

Founded in 1965 and registered in Switzerland, the International Project Management Association (IPMA) is the world’s oldest international project management professional organization. IPMA is a federation of more than 50 national project management societies in Africa, Asia, Europe and the Americas. IPMA sponsors research, standards, awards, seminars, an annual world congress and the IPMA Young Crew, all related to professional project, programme and portfolio management. For more information about IPMA, visit http://www.ipma.world/.

Source: IPMA

 

 

Alok Kaushik in India completes research internship

 

PM RESEARCH & PEOPLE NEWS

Recent master’s level graduate from Mumbai International School of Business Bocconi completes research internship for PM World Library

20 January 2017 – Dallas, TX, USA and Mumbai, India – PM World has announced that Mr Alok Kaushik has completed his project management research internship for the PM World Library (PMWL). Alok began his internship in late January and completed the program in November 2016. See his intern profile and research results at http://pmworldlibrary.net/alok-kaushik/.

170120-pmwj54-Alok-PHOTOAlok Kaushik is pursuing a post graduate program in business at MISB Bocconi. Alok holds a Bachelor of Technology degree in Computer Science, and has five years of work experience in ERP systems.

The PMWL project management research program offers project management students the opportunity to conduct research and identify new resources for the library in exchange for recognition, visibility, five years of free access to the library, and introductions to others around the world. To learn more about this program and the dynamic students who are participating, go to http://pmworldjournal.net/university-interns/

According to David Pells, PMWL managing director, “Alok was an outstanding research intern. He identified and provided information related to some very useful project management resources. His recent research results related to NASA led to our creating a very robust section in the library where everyone can access many useful resources.”

Alok stated, “The internship for PM World Library was really interesting and useful. I had to take a few breaks during my final semester, but returned with enthusiasm to finish. I hope my research will be helpful to others and I thank Professor Marco Sampietro of SDA Bocconi for recommending me.”

Pells added, “Alok actually completed his internship in November, but some of the results were so full of information that we converted them into several. It then took some time to catch up, with his last results posted in January. His total exceeded the internship requirement, for which we are grateful.”

In addition to visibility and credit for their contributions, interns receive a Certificate of Completion and Letter of Recommendation on successful completion. To learn more, go to http://pmworldlibrary.net/students/ and scroll down to internships. Interested students, professors or university representatives can contact director@pmworldlibrary.net.

In addition to the research internships, all students can receive two years of free PMWL membership. Go to http://pmworldlibrary.net/who-gets-free-basic-access/ or contact info@pmworldlibrary.net

The PM World Library (PMWL) is a global resource for continuous learning in programme and project management (P/PM). The PMWL is produced and maintained by PM World, which also publishes the monthly PM World Journal (PMWJ), a global platform for sharing P/PM knowledge. To see the latest edition of the PMWJ, go to http://www.pmworldjournal.net/. To learn more, visit http://www.pmworldlibrary.net/.

 

 

2017 IRNOP Doctoral Workshop at Boston University

 

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Doctoral students of program and project management invited to present and discuss their research

6 December 2016 – Boston, MA, USA – During 11-14 June 2017, the bi-annual IRNOP conference will be hosted by Metropolitan College, a multi-disciplinary school within Boston University (BU) in the United States. Metropolitan College is globally recognized for the excellence and academic rigor of its project management programs, and for its pioneering stance in the development of online education.

IRNOP, the International Research Network on Organizing by Projects, is the world’s largest network of academic researchers in the program and project management field. In keeping with its vibrant international spirit, the bi-annual IRNOP conference has been held in 12 cities across the globe since it began. This will be the first time that the IRNOP conference has been held in the USA.

160923-pmwj51-irnop-bu-logoA “Call for Papers” was issued in October for the INOP 2017 research conference, the largest of its kind in the world. To see the Call for Papers, click here.

2017 IRNOP Doctoral Workshop

Now IRNOP 2017 invites submissions from doctoral students in project management or a related discipline to attend a Doctoral Workshop on Sunday, 11 June 2017. As with previous IRNOP workshops you will have an opportunity to discuss your Doctoral research and thesis. You will also receive mentoring and advice from an international panel of distinguished project management researchers

The two criteria for acceptance are:

  • Students must be enrolled in a doctoral program and must express interest via the process described below.
  • Students must be registered and pay the discounted IRNOP student fee of $225.

To be considered for this workshop, students must submit an abstract outlining their doctoral research, indicating the stage of their research. It will be useful to also document challenges you are facing, if any, and what advice or opportunity you are seeking. We may break out the discussions into separate groups where students will have an opportunity to present their research.

Doctoral Workshop Submission Process

Abstracts of 750 words must be submitted through irnop@bu.eduwith subject header: Doctoral Workshop Abstract.  Include a brief overview of the nature of the research problem, methodology/method, theoretical framework, and explain how you would benefit from the workshop.  We encourage you to include a brief bibliography. This would not count towards the 750-word limit.

IRNOP 2017 theme

The theme of the 2017 IRNOP conference is The Modern Project: Mindsets, Toolsets, and Theoretical Frameworks. Project management is evolving, and over the last two decades it has shifted from a set of tools that could assist in the execution of actions, to a more complex and dynamic set of process-based and behaviorally-based activities, underpinned by a growing and significant body of research. The modern understanding of the project domain embraces complexity, ambiguity, and uncertainty in turbulent environments, and has moved towards an alignment with broader academic concepts, including complex adaptive systems, operations management, improvisational working practices, and evidence-based management. For more about the conference, visit the IRNOP 2017 website at http://irnopboston.org/ or contact irnop@bu.edu.

IRNOP

The International Research Network on Organizing by Projects (IRNOP) was founded in 1993 as a community of scholars and practitioners with a common passion for projects and project organizing in temporary organizations. The IRNOP network includes members from all over the world, with cross-disciplinary backgrounds in business, economics, engineering and management. The network prides itself on its independence – avoiding any central administration – and aims to share local project initiatives and innovations on an international platform. For more about IRNOP, visit http://www.irnop.org/

 

 

Marina Plećaš in Croatia completes research internship for PM World Library

 

PM RESEARCH & PEOPLE NEWS

Recent master’s level graduate from the University of Zagreb completes research internship for PM World Library

27 November 2016 – Dallas, TX, USA and Zagreb, Croatia – PM World has announced that Ms Marina Plećaš has completed her project management research internship for the PM World Library (PMWL).  Marina began her internship in late February and completed the program on 31 October 2016.  See her intern profile and research results at http://pmworldjournal.net/university-interns/marina-plecas/.

160202-marina-plecas-150xMarina Plećaš has recently received her Master’s degree in Building Information Modeling (BIM) at the Faculty of Civil Engineering (University of Zagreb) in Zagreb, Croatia. Her major fields of study were BIM, project management and risk management. Marina also holds a Bachelor’s of Science degree in Risk Management in Construction Projects. She is a member of IPMA Young Crew and Croatian Association for Construction Management.

The PMWL project management research program offers project management students the opportunity to conduct research and identify new resources for the library in exchange for recognition, visibility, five years of free access to the library, and introductions to others around the world.  To learn more about this program and the dynamic students who are participating, go to http://pmworldjournal.net/university-interns/

According to David Pells, PMWL managing director, “Marina was an outstanding research intern.  Based on her graduate studies, she identified and provided resources for the library related to building information modeling, known as BIM, including guides, templates and other information.  BIM is one of the newest technologies with tremendous implications for projects and project management in the architecture, engineering and construction industries.  ”

Marina stated, “I found the internship experience with PM World Library very useful, and it was fun to provide information and resources related to BIM, one of my major subjects in graduate school.  I was also happy to complete the program, since I have now graduated and started working full time.”

Pells added, “Ms. Plećaš came to us through Professor Mladen Vukomanović at the University of Zagreb.  Dr. Vukomanović leads the BIM program at the university, is actively involved with project management and local IPMA activities, and has become a strong supporter of the PM World Library.”

In addition to visibility and credit for their contributions, interns receive a Certificate of Completion and Letter of Recommendation on successful completion. To learn more, go to http://pmworldlibrary.net/students/ and scroll down to internships. Interested students, professors or university representatives can contact director@pmworldlibrary.net.

In addition to the research internships, all students can receive two years of free PMWL membership.  Go to http://pmworldlibrary.net/who-gets-free-basic-access/ or contact info@pmworldlibrary.net

The PM World Library (PMWL) is a global resource for continuous learning in programme and project management (P/PM).  The PMWL is produced and maintained by PM World, which also publishes the monthly PM World Journal (PMWJ), a global resource for sharing P/PM knowledge.  To see the latest edition of the PMWJ, go to www.pmworldjournal.net.  To learn more, visit www.pmworldlibrary.net.

 

 

Low-Cost Access to EBSCO Research Database renewed

 

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Access to EBSCO’s massive business publications database through PMWL renewed

12 November 2016 – Dallas, London, Sydney – PM World has announced that it has renewed its organizational subscription to the massive EBSCO Business Source Corporate Plus (BSC+) database for low-cost access for members of the PM World Library. Only available to organizations, the EBSCO BSC+ database provides access to several thousand academic journals and over 100,000 articles, papers, reports and other documents that can be searched on any program or project management topic, including full texts and abstracts. To access the PPM Research section of the PMWL, click here.

161112-pmwj52-ebsco-logoThe EBSCO business source database, normally only available through university or corporate libraries, is one of the most robust and popular sources of reference information for business researchers. For graduate students, faculty or academic researchers no longer directly associated with a university, access to the EBSCO database through the PMWL offers a very low-cost option. To understand the cost and benefits, click here.

According to PMWL Director David Pells, “We worked out an alliance with EBSCO last year to provide access to both their BSC+ database and their business book summaries database through the PM World Library. These are two of the largest databases of their kind in the world, fantastic resources for researchers and practitioners alike.”

Project management researchers can search hundreds of academic journals around the world, including AACE International Transactions, Academy of Management Journal, Asia Pacific Journal of Management, Australian Journal of Information Systems, European Journal of Business & Management, European Management Review, Engineering Management Journal, International Journal of Project Management, Journal of African Business, Project Management Journal, South African Journal of Business Management and many more. To see list of publications in the database, click here.

The PM World Library (PMWL) is a global resource for continuous learning in portfolio, program and project management (P/PM). The PMWL is produced and maintained by PM World that also publishes the monthly PM World Journal (PMWJ), a digital monthly publication featuring dozens of articles, papers and news stories about projects and project management around the world. To see the latest edition of the PMWJ, visit http://www.pmworldjournal.net/; to learn more, visit http://www.pmworldlibrary.net/.

 

 

Call for Papers for IRNOP 2017 at Boston University

 

PM RESEARCH NEWS

The Modern Project: Mindsets, Toolsets, and Theoretical Frameworks – Papers due 31 January 2016 for world’s foremost project management research conference

23 September 2016 – Boston, MA, USA – During 11-14 June 2017, the IRNOP conference will be hosted by Metropolitan College, a multi-disciplinary school within Boston University (BU). Metropolitan College is globally recognized for the excellence and academic rigor of its project management programs, and for its pioneering stance in the development of online education.

160923-pmwj51-irnop-bu-logoIRNOP, the International Research Network on Organizing by Projects, is the world’s largest network of academic researchers in the program and project management field.  In keeping with its vibrant international spirit, the bi-annual IRNOP conference has been held in 12 cities across the globe since it began. This is the first time that the IRNOP conference has been held in the USA.

A “Call for Papers” has now been issued for the INOP 2017 research conference, the largest of its kind.  IRNOP 2017 website: http://irnopboston.org/

IRNOP 2017 theme

The theme of the 2017 IRNOP conference is The Modern Project: Mindsets, Toolsets, and Theoretical Frameworks. Project management is evolving, and over the last two decades it has shifted from a set of tools that could assist in the execution of actions, to a more complex and dynamic set of process-based and behaviorally-based activities, underpinned by a growing and significant body of research. The modern understanding of the project domain embraces complexity, ambiguity, and uncertainty in turbulent environments, and has moved towards an

alignment with broader academic concepts, including complex adaptive systems, operations management, improvisational working practices, and evidence-based management.

IRNOP 2017 is an opportunity to examine the progress made in developing, synthesizing, and challenging the increasing body of knowledge and theory in the project domain, and to assess the current standing of the project-based knowledge base. It may also be an opportune moment to increase our linkages to wider organizational theory, and to consider project management’s interactions with knowledge management and knowledge generation, with change management, with organizational behavior and theory, and with other academic domains. At IRNOP 2017 we also offer the opportunity to examine the research-based foundations for the management of the modern project.

The scope of this call for papers is deliberately drawn widely, to encourage a range of submissions covering many topics and themes, including behavioral and process areas, tools and techniques, and theoretical frameworks. Authors are encouraged to reach beyond the usual boundaries of the project domain, and to embrace innovative approaches to defining and developing our understanding of the modern project.

Submission guidelines

Authors are invited to submit full papers of no more than 8,000 words. Papers should be formatted according to APA/Harvard guidelines and include:

  • Title page
  • Abstract [200 words or less]
  • Keywords
  • References
  • Illustrations and tables, with captions
  • Biographical details for each author

Please submit a pdf of your full paper to irnop@bu.edu by 31st January 2017.

About IRNOP

The International Research Network on Organizing by Projects (IRNOP) was founded in 1993 as a community of scholars and practitioners with a common passion for projects and project organizing in temporary organizations. The IRNOP network includes members from all over the world, with cross-disciplinary backgrounds in business, economics, engineering and management. The network prides itself on its independence – avoiding any central administration – and aims to share local project initiatives and innovations on an international platform.  For more about IRNOP, visit http://www.irnop.org/

 

 

Prof Christophe Bredillet honored with IPMA 2016 Research Achievement Award

 

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Professor of Project Management at Université du Québec à Trois-Rivières recognized at IPMA 2016 Research Conference in Iceland

20 September 2016 – Zurich, Switzerland and Reykjavik, Iceland – The International Project Management Association (IPMA) has announced that Dr Christophe Bredillet, professor of organizational project management at the Management Department, School of Business Administration, Université du Québec à Trois-Rivières (UQTR) in Canada, has been awarded the 2016 IPMA Research Achievement award.  The award was presented to Prof Bredillet at the 2016 IPMA Research Conference in Reykjavik, Iceland on 15 September.

160920-pmwj51-ipma-bredillet-photoProfessor Dr. Dr. Christophe N. Bredillet, PhD, IPMA Level A, FAPM, is Director of the DBA program and Director of the joint committee for the masters’ in project management programs network, including five universities under the umbrella of Université du Québec. He is Vice-President and Scientific Director of the Société française pour l¹avancement du Management de Projet (SMAP) and adjunct Professor at Queensland University of Technology’ (QUT) Project Management Academy.

From 2012 to 2015, he was the Director of the QUT Project Management Academy. Before joining QUT, he was Senior Consultant World Bank and, from 1992 to 2010, he was the Dean of Postgraduate Programs and Professor of Strategic Management and P3M at ESC Lille where he founded and developed the very successful masters, MBA and PhD programs in Strategy and Project, Program & Portfolio Management (P3M), leading these programs to be the first, and the fourth worldwide, to accredited outside North America by The Global Accreditation Center for Project Management Education Programs (GAC) in 2005. He also created at ESC Lille the first « International Project & Programme Management Week (IPPMW) » in 2001. This friendly research and thought-leadership event was accredited as part of the « European Doctoral Education Network (EDEN) » in 2008 by the European Institute for Advanced Studies in Management (EIASM). The IPPMW welcomed number of Young Crews over the years. To date, he has been principal supervisor of 36 doctoral students.

Professor Bredillet’s main interests and research activities are in the field of Philosophy of Science and Practice in P3M, including dynamic of evolution of the field, bodies of knowledge, standards, and their link with capability development, capacity building, governance and performance. These research interests are reflected in five interconnected dimensions of his work: 1) Understanding the nature of the P3M field, schools of thoughts and its dynamic of evolution; 2) Learning and acting, capacity building and organizing in complex and uncertain P3M situations; 3) Relation(s) project management deployment, cultural factors and socio-economic development; 4) Work motivation in P3M and temporary organizations settings; 5) Philosophy of Science, Practice and Ethics in P3M. He has published more than one hundred articles in scholarly journals, conference proceedings and research/advanced practice books.

Besides these activities, Professor Bredillet has been continuously involved with IPMA since the beginning of the 90s, as well as with other PM professional bodies, contributing to standards development, certifications & award assessment, research activities, conferences, and the early development stage of IPMA Young Crews. He was Editor-in-Chief of Project Management Journal® between 2004 and 2012, leading the journal to be covered by the Social Science Citation Index (SSCI) and Web of Science. In 2012, he received the prestigious Manfred Saynish Foundation for Project Management (MSPM) – Project Management Innovation Award for his contribution to a philosophy of science with respect to complex project management.

IPMA recognises excellence in project management research by young researchers, established researchers, and teams. The IPMA Research Award Management Board also recommends outstanding researchers of international repute for the IPMA life-time achievement award. The goal of IPMA Research Awards is to promote excellence within the research community. To learn more, go to http://www.ipma.world/awards/research-awards-2/.

Founded in 1965 and registered in Switzerland, the International Project Management Association (IPMA) is the world’s oldest global project management professional organization. IPMA is an international federation of more than 50 national project management societies in Africa, Asia, Europe and the Americas. IPMA sponsors research, standards, awards, seminars, an annual world congress and the IPMA Young Crew, all related to professional project, programme and portfolio management. For more information about IPMA, visit www.ipma.ch.

Source: International Project Management Association

Editor’s note: Professor Bredillet is an international academic advisor for the PM World Journal.  We congratulate Christophe on this well-deserved honor and award.

 

 

Dr Ofer Zwikael wins IPMA 2016 Research Award

 

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Australian National University professor recognized at IPMA 2016 Research Conference in Iceland

20 September 2016 – Zurich, Switzerland and Reykjavik, Iceland – The International Project Management Association (IPMA) has announced that Dr Ofer Zwikael from the Australian National University (ANU), Canberra, Australia, has received the IPMA Research Award 2016 for his research Project Benefit Management.

160920-pmwj51-ipma-ofer-photoHis research provides frameworks, processes, models, and tools to enhance the realization of benefits at project completion, contributing to project management areas such as business case development, project investment decision-making, project governance, stakeholder management and performance measurement. This research supports the realization of strategic project goals, ensures that the project management discipline is meaningful for business and takes project managers up to the executive table. This research positions project managers and the project management discipline at a central and strategic place in organizations.  Read more at http://www.ipma.world/awards/research-awards-2/ipma-research-award-winners/

Dr Ofer Zwikael is an Associate Professor in the ANU College of Business and Economics. His research focuses on project selection, management and evaluation. He is the author of three books and more than 100 scholarly peer-reviewed papers published in leading outlets, such as the Journal of Operations Management (FT45), Journal of Management in Engineering and the British Journal of Management. He currently serves on the Editorial Board of the International Journal of Project Management.

Dr Zwikael’s research excellence has been recognised in several ways. In addition to this year’s IPMA research award, he has been awarded multiple best paper awards by the Academy of Management and the British Academy of Management. For the impact of his research, Ofer Zwikael received the 2015 Emerald Citations of Excellence award.

Dr Zwikael’s teaching excellence has also garnered recognition. In 2014 he was awarded by the ANU Vice Chancellor Commendation for outstanding contribution to student learning. In 2013 he was recognised by the ANU College of Business and Economics for Program that Enhances Learning Award. Previously he has received awards for top PhD supervisors and Best lecturer.

Dr Zwikael is a Project Management Professional (PMP)® credential holder and has served on the Executive Boards of three Project Management Institute (PMI) international chapters. He has lead, trained, mentored and consulted projects and program groups in dozens of organisations, including Motorola, Nestle, Teva (Israel), PINZ (New Zealand) and Nationwide Bank (UK). His biography and list of publications can be found at https://researchers.anu.edu.au/researchers/zwikael-oy.

IPMA recognises excellence in project management research by young researchers, established researchers, and teams. The IPMA Research Award Management Board also recommends outstanding researchers of international repute for the IPMA life-time achievement award. The goal of IPMA Research Awards is to promote excellence within the research community. To learn more, go to http://www.ipma.world/awards/research-awards-2/.

Founded in 1965 and registered in Switzerland, the International Project Management Association (IPMA) is the world’s oldest global project management professional organization. IPMA is an international federation of more than 50 national project management societies in Africa, Asia, Europe and the Americas. IPMA sponsors research, standards, awards, seminars, an annual world congress and the IPMA Young Crew, all related to professional project, programme and portfolio management. For more information about IPMA, visit www.ipma.ch.

Source: International Project Management Association

 

Assylkhan Ziyash in Kazakhstan completes research internship for PM World Library

 

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Graduate student at Kazakh-British Technical University in Almaty completes research internship for PM World Library

14 September 2016 – Dallas, TX, USA and Almaty, Kazakhstan – PM World has announced that Mr Assylkhan Ziyash has completed his project management research internship for the PM World Library (PMWL).  Assylkhan began his internship in late March and completed the program on 31 August 2016.  See his intern profile and research results at http://pmworldjournal.net/assylkhan-ziyash/.

160914-pmwj51-assylkhan-photoAssylkhan Ziyash is currently pursuing his Master’s degree in Supply Chain and Project Management at Kazakh-British Technical University (KBTU, Almaty, Kazakhstan).  In his experience in the Oil and Gas sector, Assylkhan started working as a Plant Operator in different oil and gas plants. He continued working as Production and Project Engineer, where he developed key project execution readiness of deliverables for the Front End Development and Execution Phases.

The PMWL project management research program offers project management students the opportunity to conduct research and identify new resources for the library in exchange for recognition, visibility, five years of free access to the library, and introductions to others around the world.  To learn more about this program and the dynamic students who are participating, go to http://pmworldjournal.net/university-interns/

According to David Pells, PMWL managing director, “Mr. Ziyash is a mature graduate student, employed in the Kazakh oil and gas industry; he has a lot of experience which was apparent when he provided research results of the library.  He researched major projects and topics relevant to his career, which also reflected maturity.”

Assylkhan stated, “I want to thank you for giving me this opportunity to be a part of the research program you are holding. I found it very useful and challenging. Your program gives interns the chance to look from different sides of the tuition and definitely helps with writing the thesis. Thank you for the program and all the best.”

Pells added, “Assylkhan produced results on a regular basis, resources that we are now happy to make available to others.  He was easy to work with as well.  We wish him every success in school and work as his career unfolds.”

In addition to visibility and credit for their contributions, interns receive a Certificate of Completion and Letter of Recommendation on successful completion. To learn more, go to http://pmworldlibrary.net/students/ and scroll down to internships. Interested students, professors or university representatives can contact director@pmworldlibrary.net.

All students can receive two years of free PMWL membership.  Go to http://pmworldlibrary.net/who-gets-free-basic-access/ or contact info@pmworldlibrary.net

The PM World Library (PMWL) is a global resource for continuous learning in programme and project management (P/PM).  The PMWL is produced and maintained by PM World, which also publishes the monthly PM World Journal (PMWJ), a global resource for sharing P/PM knowledge.  To see the latest edition of the PMWJ, go to www.pmworldjournal.net.  To learn more, visit www.pmworldlibrary.net. Follow the PMWL on Facebook or LinkedIn.

 

 

4th IPMA Research Conference in September

 

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Project management and sustainability – September 15th – 16th 2016 in Reykjavik, Iceland

2 August 2016 – Zurich, Switzerland – The venue for the 4th IPMA Research conference is Nautholl café, conference facilities and restaurant in the heart of Reykjavik, Iceland. The address is Nautholsvegur 106, 101 Reykjavik. Nautholl Café is next to Reykjavik University, one of the organizing partners. A third organizing parter is the Project Management Association of Iceland.

160802-pmwj49-ipma-IMAGEThe goal of IPMA is to move project management knowledge forward. They do this by different means and one of them is to bring researchers, experts, scholars and practitioners together to discuss and develop ideas that are of value in this mission. The most interesting venue for this is our annual research conference.

IPMA research conferences started in Berlin in 2013 where the subject was “Theory meets practice in projects”. The second one was held in Tianjing in China in 2014 where the focus was on “How to make research meet the needs of practice”. The third one, in Stellenbosch in South Africa in 2015, focused on “PM in emerging economies”. The 4th one will be held in Reykjavik Iceland in 2016 and the theme will be “Project Management and Sustainability”. Please visit the web page of IPMA to learn more about the history of the IPMA research conferences.

IPMA research conferences are not like typical conferences where most of the research happens beforehand and the participants are primarily listeners. In the IPMA research conferences, IPMA prepares the structure and work methods thoroughly and then invites selected presenters to come and inspire the participants with their lectures on chosen topics. The value lies primarily in what happens during the conference, during the fruitful discussions, workshops, world café sessions and networking that result when people with different backgrounds and perspectives meet to discuss important subjects.

The world is faced with huge problems that cannot be solved without a joint effort, consensus, mutual understanding and the shared will to change things for the better – even though this leads to sacrifices in the short run. We who practice project management know that our discipline can really help in this voyage, because these challenges are typical for complex undertakings. In addition we can assume that sustainability needs to be a part of our basic philosophy as professional project managers and taking sustainability seriously into account needs to be an integral part of any professional body of knowledge in project, program and portfolio management. We hope that the conference will shed light on the obstacles ahead and how we need to move forward as a discipline to help dealing with these crucial challenges for all mankind.

The number of participants in the research conferences will be limited to 60 participants. Visit http://ipmaresearch2016.com/ to see keynotes and for other information, or to register.

Founded in 1965 and registered in Switzerland, the International Project Management Association (IPMA) is the world’s oldest international project management professional organization. IPMA is a federation of more than 50 national project management societies in Africa, Asia, Europe and the Americas. IPMA sponsors research, standards, awards, seminars, an annual world congress and the IPMA Young Crew, all related to professional project, programme and portfolio management.  The president of IPMA for 2015-16 is Mr. Reinhard Wagner. For more information about IPMA, visit www.ipma.ch.

Source: IPMA

 

Saya Askarova in Kazakhstan completes research internship for PM World Library

 

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Project management student at Kazakh-British Technical University in Almaty completes research internship for PM World Library

20 July 2016 – Dallas, TX, USA and Almaty, Kazakhstan – PM World has announced that Ms Saya Askarova has completed her project management research internship for the PM World Library (PMWL). Saya began her internship in late February and completed the program on 15 July 2016. See her intern profile and research results at http://pmworldjournal.net/saya-askarova/

 160212 - Saya Askarova 250x croppedSaya Askarova is currently pursuing her Master’s degree in Supply Chain and Project Management at Kazakh-British Technical University (KBTU) in Almaty, Kazakhstan. She holds a BS degree in Economics. During her studies at Sejong University (Seoul, South Korea), as part of her BS exchange program, she contributed to establishing educational partnership projects between the two countries. Besides her studies, Saya is engaged as a manager with the KBTU in delivering recruitment and networking projects and initiatives.

The PMWL project management research program offers project management students the opportunity to conduct research and identify new resources for the library in exchange for recognition, visibility, five years of free access to the library, and introductions to others around the world. To learn more about this program and the dynamic students who are participating, go to http://pmworldjournal.net/university-interns/

According to David Pells, PMWL managing director, “Ms Askarova provided some very interesting resources for the library, including information about a number of mega projects underway in her country, in the mining, transportation and public sectors. ”

Saya stated, “I found the internship experience with pm world library very useful. I discussed it with Professor Narbaev on several occasions and with friends at school. I encourage project management students everywhere to look into the program.”

Pells added, “Saya contributed resources on a very regular basis, moving through the program in 18 weeks. She was very efficient and her reports were excellent. As our first intern from Kazakhstan, she also helped us learn more about projects and project management there. I want to thank her again for her research and contributions.”

In addition to visibility and credit for their contributions, interns receive a Certificate of Completion and Letter of Recommendation on successful completion. To learn more, go to http://pmworldlibrary.net/students/ and scroll down to internships. Interested students, professors or university representatives can contact director@pmworldlibrary.net.

In addition to the research internships, all students can receive two years of free PMWL membership. Go to http://pmworldlibrary.net/who-gets-free-basic-access/ or contact info@pmworldlibrary.net

The PM World Library (PMWL) is a global resource for continuous learning in programme and project management (P/PM). The PMWL is produced and maintained by PM World, which also publishes the monthly PM World Journal (PMWJ), a global resource for sharing P/PM knowledge. To see the latest edition of the PMWJ, go to http://www.pmworldjournal.net/. To learn more, visit http://www.pmworldlibrary.net/. Follow the PMWL on Facebook and LinkedIn.

 

Oke Yusuf Olawale in Nigeria completes Project Management Research Internship

 

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Project management student at Federal University of Technology Akure completes research internship for PM World Library

12 July 2016 – Dallas, TX, USA and Abuja, Nigeria – PM World has announced that Mr Oke Yusuf Olawale has completed his project management research internship for the PM World Library (PMWL).  Yusuf began his internship in February and completed the program on 31 June 2016.  See his intern profile and research results at http://pmworldjournal.net/university-interns/oke-yusuf-olawale/

160215 - OKE YUSUF - PHOTO 150xOke Yusuf Olawale (pictured) is currently pursuing his Bachelor’s degree in Project Management Technology at the Federal University of Technology, Akure (FUTA), Ondo State, Nigeria. Yusuf is an active member of the International Project Management Association Young Crew (IPMA YC Nigeria) and also a registered member of the IPMA Nigeria known as Project Managers Development Association of Nigeria (PMDAN).

During four years of his academics pursuit, Yusuf has held titles such as Judge of the FUTA Students’ Union (FUTASU), Education and Training Officer, and Presently the Project Director at IPMA YC FUTA, Nigeria.  He also participated in the 2015 Global e-Collaboration Competition (GeCCO 2015).

The PMWL project management research program was launched in late 2015 to offer project management students the opportunity to conduct research and identify new resources for the library in exchange for recognition, visibility, five years of free access to the library, and introductions to others around the world.  To learn more about this program and the dynamic students who are participating, go to http://pmworldjournal.net/university-interns/

According to David Pells, PMWL managing director, “Yusuf was very active, researching various project management education and technology topics, providing new resources for the library at least once per week.  He often submitted multiple research results.”

Yusuf stated, “I am very interested in project management, so this research internship was both interesting and useful.  My professors liked the idea and I’ve learned a lot about project management around the world, just by exploring the pm world library.  I appreciate this opportunity.”

Pells added, “We are gaining more readers and library members in Nigeria, partially due to Mr. Olawale’s efforts.  He identified project management programs at several Nigerian universities, about which most people in the world knew nothing.  We thank him for his research and great contributions.”

In addition to visibility and credit for their contributions, interns receive a Certificate of Completion and Letter of Recommendation on successful completion. To learn more, go to http://pmworldlibrary.net/students/ and scroll down to internships. Interested students, professors or university representatives can contact director@pmworldlibrary.net.

In addition to the research internships, all students can receive two years of free PMWL membership.  Go to http://pmworldlibrary.net/who-gets-free-basic-access/ or contact info@pmworldlibrary.net

The PM World Library (PMWL) is a global resource for continuous learning in programme and project management (P/PM).  The PMWL is produced and maintained by PM World, which also publishes the monthly PM World Journal (PMWJ), a global resource for sharing P/PM knowledge.  To see the latest edition of the PMWJ, go to www.pmworldjournal.net.  To learn more, visit www.pmworldlibrary.net. Follow the PMWL on Facebook, LinkedIn or @pmworldlibrary.

 

Survey on the Use of Project Management Methods

 

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PhD student at the University of Manchester seeks participants for short survey on how organisations select and embed PM methods

23 June 2016 – UK – David Biggins, a PhD student and researcher at the University of Manchester, lecturer in PM at Bournemouth University and PM practitioner, is conducting research on the “use of project management methods” and is seeking participants for his 15 minute questionnaire.

If you work in projects anywhere in the world, please spend 15 minutes to complete a questionnaire. Help with academic research into project management methods, including PRINCE2, PMBOK and Agile. How do organisations select and embed PM methods?

David is undertaking research into project management methods for his doctorate. The focus is on how organisations select and implement project management methods such as PRINCE2, PMBOK or in-house, bespoke methods to manage their projects.

A broad range of view from those involved in projects is being sought to help form a complete picture of how this happens in organisations. If you are working in projects, would you be willing to complete an anonymous and confidential survey please? Survey ends 31 July 2016, so please click now.

Link to survey: https://bournemouth.onlinesurveys.ac.uk/pmm-questionnaire-v8

If you have colleagues who work in projects, would you mind asking them if they would fill out the questionnaire please? That would really help this research.

160623-pmwj48-Biggins-MANCHESTER LOGOThe University of Manchester (UoM) is a public research university in Manchester, England, formed in 2004 by the merger of the University of Manchester Institute of Science and Technology and the Victoria University of Manchester. The main campus is south of Manchester city centre on Oxford Road. In 2014/15, the university had 38,590 students and 10,400 staff, making it the second largest university in the UK. PM research is carried out in the Manchester Business School and also in the School of Mechanical, Aerospace and Civil Engineering.

 

Arif ud Din in Pakistan completes Project Management Research Internship

 

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Graduate of COMSATS University project management master’s degree program completes research internship for PM World Library

15 June 2016 – Dallas, TX, USA and Mardan, KPK, Pakistan – PM World has announced that Mr Arif ud Din has completed his project management research internship for the PM World Library (PMWL). Arif began his internship in October 2015 and completed the program earlier this month. See his intern profile and research results at http://pmworldjournal.net/arif-ud-din/

pmwj45-Apr2016-ud-Din-PHOTOArif ud Din (pictured) has completed his MS in Project Management and also a research thesis under title of “Evaluation of Project Manager Competencies and its impact on NGOs Project Success” at the COMSATS University, Islamabad, Pakistan. Arif holds a MBA degree specialized in Management. During 9 years of professional experience he has held titles such as Project Officer, Deputy Team Lead, Project Coordinator and Program Coordinator.

The PMWL project management research program was launched in late 2015 to offer project management students the opportunity to conduct research and identify new resources for the library in exchange for recognition, visibility, five years of free access to the library, and introductions to others around the world. To learn more about this program and the dynamic students who are participating, go to http://pmworldjournal.net/university-interns/

According to David Pells, PMWL managing director, “Arif has contributed some excellent resources that will be of interest to many in developing economies. For example, case studies and resources related to project management competency in NGOs and community based organizations. He has also educated us all on project management education in Pakistan, providing links to five major universities there offering MS degrees in PM.”

Arif stated, “Participation in the PM World Library intern program was a good experience, and five years of access will be highly useful. In the future I will plan to stay in touch with the library and journal, and hope to publish more articles or papers there.”

Pells added, “We are gaining more readers and library members in Pakistan, partially due to Mr. ud Din’s efforts and the local resources that he has provided access to. We thank him for his excellent work and support.”

In addition to visibility and credit for their contributions, interns receive a Certificate of Completion and Letter of Recommendation on successful completion. To learn more, go to http://pmworldlibrary.net/students/ and scroll down to internships. Interested students, professors or university representatives can contact director@pmworldlibrary.net.

In addition to the research internships, all students can receive two years of free PMWL membership. Go to http://pmworldlibrary.net/who-gets-free-basic-access/ or contact info@pmworldlibrary.net

The PM World Library (PMWL) is a global resource for continuous learning in programme and project management (P/PM). The PMWL is produced and maintained by PM World, which also publishes the monthly PM World Journal (PMWJ), a global resource for sharing P/PM knowledge. To see the latest edition of the PMWJ, go to http://www.pmworldjournal.net/. To learn more, visit http://www.pmworldlibrary.net/. Follow the PMWL on Facebook, LinkedIn or @pmworldlibrary.

 

Prof Erling S. Andersen receives inaugural PMI Scholar-Practitioner Award in Paris

 

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BI Norwegian Business School Professor and PMWJ advisor wins prestigious new research award from world’s largest project management professional organization

5 June 2016 – Paris, France – The Project Management Institute’s Academic Resources has established a new award to honor “an individual or group of individuals for excellence in the conduct of academic research and the adoption or adaptation of research into practice.”

160605-pmwj47-Andersen-PHOTOThe first recipient of the PMI Scholar-Practitioner Award is Professor Emeritus Erling S. Andersen, BI Norwegian Business School in Oslo, Norway  (pictured). Prof Andersen is also an International Academic Advisor for the PM World Journal. The award was presented to Professor Andersen at the EURAM (European Academy of Management) conference in Paris on 4 June 2016.

Before joining BI NBS he was Associate professor in economics at the University of Oslo and Dean of the NKI College of Computer Science and Professor of Information Science at the University of Bergen.  He has been a visiting professor to the University of Tokyo in Japan and Nanyang Technological University in Singapore.  Professor Andersen has published several books and articles on information technology, systems development, project management and management in general. His widely respected book “Goal Directed Project Management” has been translated into several languages.

The Project Management Institute (PMI®) is the world’s largest not-for-profit professional association. Founded in 1969 and based in the United States, PMI delivers value to more than 3 million professionals working in nearly every country through global advocacy, collaboration, education and research. PMI advances careers, improves organizational success and matures the profession of project management through globally recognized standards, certifications, research, publications, courses and other resources. For more information, visit www.PMI.org

 

 

Dena Crnkovic in Croatia completes Project Management Research Internship

 

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Graduate student in civil engineering department at University of Zagreb completes research internship for PM World Library

31 May 2016 – Dallas, USA and Zagreb, Croatia – PM World has announced that Ms Dena Crnkovic has completed her project management research internship for the PM World Library (PMWL). Dena began her internship in February 2016 and completed the program this month. See her intern profile and research results at http://pmworldjournal.net/dena-crnkovic/

160125 - photo - Dena Crnkovic 150xDena Crnkovic (pictured) is currently pursuing her Master’s degree in Construction Management at the Faculty of Civil Engineering, University of Zagreb, in Zagreb, Croatia. Dena holds a Bachelor’s of Science degree in Basics of Risk Management in Construction Projects. She is a member of IPMA Young Crew and the Croatian Association for Construction Management.

The PMWL project management research program was launched in late 2015 to offer project management students the opportunity to conduct research and identify new resources for the library in exchange for recognition, visibility, five years of free access to the library, and introductions to others around the world. To learn more about this program and the dynamic students who are participating, go to http://pmworldjournal.net/university-interns/

According to David Pells, PMWL managing director, “Dena focused on project risk management during her research for us, as that is the main subject of her graduate studies. As a result of her efforts, the risk section in the library was greatly expanded. For example, she provided information about 10 professional risk associations around the world, access to which is now available to library members.”

Dena stated, “The PM World Library internship was more interesting than I expected. I learned a lot and some of my research for the library is now helping me at the university. Plus my professor fully endorsed my participation, which was also positive. I would certainly recommend this experience to other students.”

Pells added, “Dena is another good example of the talented students who are participating in the intern program. She was very active, contributing another good research result and resource almost every week. I want to thank Dena for her contributions and wish her good luck with her education and career.”

Interns receive a Certificate of Completion and Letter of Recommendation on successful completion. To learn more, go to http://pmworldlibrary.net/students/ and scroll down to internships. Interested students, professors or university representatives can contact director@pmworldlibrary.net.

In addition to the research internships, all students can receive two years of free PMWL membership. Go to http://pmworldlibrary.net/who-gets-free-basic-access/ or contact info@pmworldlibrary.net

The PM World Library (PMWL) is a global resource for continuous learning in programme and project management (P/PM). The PMWL is produced and maintained by PM World, which also publishes the monthly PM World Journal (PMWJ), a global resource for sharing P/PM knowledge. To see the latest edition of the PMWJ, go to www.pmworldjournal.net. To learn more, visit http://www.pmworldlibrary.net/. Follow the PMWL on Facebook, LinkedIn or @pmworldlibrary.